|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This three-week study abroad subject is taught intensively on location primarily in Paris at the Centre National De Danse Contemporaine. Students will immerse themselves in the rich culture and history of Paris, drawing on architecture, museums, galleries and performances to inform and inspire their own choreographic practice. Students will also be challenged to think beyond their known choreographic process through skills development workshops with notable European choreographers (Paris). Studio time will be allocated to allow for task-based research and the genesis of ideas for movement studies which will be further developed on return to the VCA (collaborative choreographic work or lecture demonstration). The students’ overseas experience will culminate with attendance and workshops at a centre for Choreographic Development in France or in an alternative European Country.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete this subject will
- Gain an understanding of the European dance aesthetic in particular of notable European choreographers
- Create and organise aesthetic material in the role as choreographer and director
- Develop the individuals capacity to recognise and work within aesthetic domains and develop a strong visual aesthetic
- Develop in-depth and constructive critiquing of own choreographic practice.
- Establish intercultural skills and an understanding of a cultures complexity and respect for difference and diversity.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Demonstrate rigorous and creative engagement in, and contribution to workshops and tasks.
- Demonstrate a high level of preparation and involvement in the tutorials abroad
- Demonstrate the capacity to gather material both experiential and researched whilst abroad
- Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and bring to fruition choreographic work or lecture demonstration with a high level of competency.
- Identify the differences and similarities of the European dance aesthetic and how it has influenced Australian Dance.
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|DNCE30024||Travelling Dance Studio||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Active, physical and on-going engagement in all practical workshops (including regular individual feedback); June to July (10%)
Tutorial presentation based on research abroad (equivalent to 1000 words); Week 3 of travel (25%)
Reflective paper based on experience abroad (1200 words); July (July)
Collaborative Group Project or Lecture Demonstration (approx. 10 minutes duration); End of Semester (40%)
100% punctual and full attendance is expected at all sessions on campus abroad.
Students must successfully complete all elements of assessment to be eligible to pass this subject.
Dates & times
Coordinator Anna Smith Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours The subject is taught in intensive mode on site in designated cities in Europe. (2014 example: Paris, and Montpellier or Angers, France) in the mid year non-teaching period, June to July. (Specific dates to be advised by supervisor and available by the start of the academic year) 60 contact hours: included will be a series of intensive practical workshops, a series of 3 hour site visits and 9 X one hour tutorials. Total time commitment 140 hours Teaching period 10 June 2019 to 12 July 2019 Last self-enrol date 17 June 2019 Census date 28 June 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 9 August 2019 Assessment period ends 9 September 2019
June contact information
Time commitment details
Handouts available on LMS
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.